Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Special Club Education Event at The Museum of Russian Art

DCMW Special Education Event - "The Art of Collecting"

Special Club Education Event at The Museum of Russian Art

 WHEN and WHAT: 
Wednesday, August 20, 5-7 PM
                5:00-5:30: Arrival, registration and opportunity to view current lower-level exhibition "The Art of Victor Khromin."
                5:30-7:00: Tour of current main exhibit "The Art of Collecting" (featuring pieces from the personal collection of Raymond Johnson, founder of The Museum of Russian Art), personally guided by Masha Zavialova, Ph. D., the curator of TMORA.

 WHERE: The Museum of Russian Art
                5500 Stevens Avenue South
                Minneapolis, MN 55419
                tmora.org (website address for information about the current exhibit, and a map and directions to TMORA)

 WHO: DCMW members and their guests.

 HOW: No reservation is required for this event. Just attend!

                      Adults: $9
                      Ages 65+: $7

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Monday, September 08, 2014

September Book Club

DCMW Twin Cities Book Club
Please join us for the September Book Club.  Everyone is welcome. 

Book:  Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
Location:   33 Avon St. S. Apt. 4, St. Paul
Date/Time:  Monday, September 8, 7pm
Twin Cities Chairperson:  Suzanne Wall
RSVP:   suzannewall@me.com

(If you can't join us in September, plan ahead...October's Pulitzer Prize winning book is Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin '85)

If you would like to start a book club in your area, please contact Margaret Vergeyle atmvergeyle@msn.com.

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Club Update

High School Book Awards Program

The Dartmouth Club of the Midwest sponsors annual Book Awards to deserving high school juniors at nearly 50 schools in Minnesota each year. This program enables us to keep Dartmouth's name visible in high schools, and offers us the chance to reach out to each recipient with congratulations-and to suggest that he or she might want to consider applying! Our Book Awards are unique in that the recipients are high school juniors; most other top school book awards are presented to seniors who have already made their college choices. Please consider sponsoring a book award this year with a contribution of $40.  For those of you who have specific schools you wish to sponsor, we can do that on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your interest at mvanmetre81@gmail.com.  There are also some opportunities to attend award ceremonies at the high schools and congratulate the recipient in person.

Again, a $40 contribution per school sponsored and a quick email to me (mvanmetre81@gmail.com) to affirm your interest is all it takes. Please join me in supporting this very visible and important effort of the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest.

Thanks for all you do for Dartmouth.
Molly Sundberg Van Metre '81
Book Awards Chair

Class of 2018 Admissions Interviewing

The Admissions interviewing season is here again. Last year Dartmouth again received more than 23,000 applications and, while processing is not quite finished, it appears there are even more applicants this year. We expect nearly 300 applicants from Minnesota.

Dartmouth needs your help. Alumni interviews are one of the great distinguishing factors for the College. Candidates are able to develop a personal relationship with an alum. And the Admissions office obtains critical insights often not found anywhere else in the application. We believe this leads to better decisions by Admissions. We know it leads to a higher percentage of accepted candidates deciding to attend Dartmouth rather than one of the many other great schools where they have been accepted.

In the next two weeks our District Enrollment Director, Dennis Ryan ’81, will be assigning interviews to those of you who have interviewed in the past and anyone else who would like to participate. If you are interested or would like more information about the interviewing and admissions process, please contact Dennis at dennis.ryan@faegrebd.com or dennis.m.ryan.81@alum.dartmouth.org or call him at (612) 766-6810. You can also get more information by using the following link to the Dartmouth Admissions website.  Please be sure your VON e-mail is active. This is the only way we can assign interviews, so please check your account by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support of Dartmouth College Admissions.

Dennis Ryan recognized by Alumni Council
Each May brings the end to the term of one of the three councilors representing the Club Officer's association and this year sees us bid farewell to Dennis Ryan. Dennis has served both the COA and the Council tirelessly and in great manner for many years, and his contributions have made both organizations much stronger - usually without any heraldry or fanfare. We owe Dennis many thanks and offer him sincere good wishes for the future.
-- From the Alumni Council newsletter